Monday, August 15, 2011

From around the world, pilgrims arrive in Madrid, tired but excited

Stephanie Mascari, 24, of Milwaukee carries
the U.S. flag as she walks with other U.S. 
World Youth Day pilgrims for check-in in 
Madrid Aug. 15. (CNS/Paul Haring)
From Catholic News Service ...

MADRID (CNS) — Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across the globe descended on the Spanish capital Aug. 15 with an array of colorful T-shirts, bloodshot eyes and a unified spirit of excitement about World Youth Day.

On the eve of the festivities' official opening, pilgrims with their specially designed World Youth Day backpacks crowded the streets, Metro cars and cafes. Many were exhausted, having arrived only hours before.

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